Posts Categorized: 2017 Review Challenge

Review: And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead by Brooke Bolander

Review: And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead by Brooke Bolander

Ok. So, this is the 2nd short I’ve read by Brooke Bolander and the 2nd short that I’ve adored. I *think* that I enjoyed “Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies” a little bit more than “And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead” – but only because “Talons” is… Read more »

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Review: All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) by Martha Wells

Review: All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) by Martha Wells

I loved All Systems Red. The very first chapter let me know that I was really going to enjoy this ride. And I did. I COULD HAVE BECOME a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels… Read more »

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Review: A Nameless Witch by A. Lee Martinez

Review: A Nameless Witch by A. Lee Martinez

I found A Nameless Witch to be…cute. I liked the MC and I enjoyed the story but it did not pull me in or get me emotionally invested. I enjoyed the way the story turned some tropes upside down – especially the “witchly” tropes. The MC is an accursed witch…so… Read more »

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Review: Behind the Throne (The Indranan War #1) by K.B. Wagers

Review: Behind the Throne (The Indranan War #1) by K.B. Wagers

I really enjoyed Behind the Throne but not for (all) my usual reasons. I was a little skeptical in the beginning – Haili IS a runaway princess and that’s trope-y from beginning to end – but this was a runaway hit for me. I like that Haili isn’t a push… Read more »

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Review: She Wolf and Cub by Lilith Saintcrow

Review: She Wolf and Cub by Lilith Saintcrow

Even though I have now finished She Wolf and Cub, I’m still not sure how I feel about it. It felt like a lot of the book was set in an already established universe. As a reader, I was not given a map to this universe and thus I felt… Read more »

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Review: Mo’ Meta Blues by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson & Ben Greenman

Review: Mo’ Meta Blues by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson & Ben Greenman

DNF@45% I’m not really into music – by that I mean I am not an audiophile. I enjoy music and I have a large number of musician friends – who introduced me to wonderful music and informed my rather eclectic taste. But I don’t read books about musicians or music…. Read more »

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Review: Rex Libris, Volume I: I, Librarian (Rex Libris #1-5) by James Turner

Review: Rex Libris, Volume I: I, Librarian (Rex Libris #1-5) by James Turner

When I learned there was a Librarian themed graphic novel, I had to try it. I know I’m not a fan of graphic novels but I felt confident I’d like this one. Well, I didn’t like this one – but not because it’s a graphic novel. I didn’t like it… Read more »

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Review: The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1) by John Scalzi

Review: The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1) by John Scalzi

WOW. John Scalzi is quickly becoming one of my favorite Sci-Fi writers. I enjoyed reading The Collapsing Empire so very much, I have no words. I devoured this book in huge chunks and I was distracted at work all day yesterday – I was so anxious to get home and… Read more »

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Review: Earthrise (Her Instruments #1) by M.C.A. Hogarth

Review: Earthrise (Her Instruments #1) by M.C.A. Hogarth

I’m not really sure how I feel about Earthrise. I went through several stages of emotions while reading and…they just don’t add up. Earthrise is the first book in the Her Instruments series. I initially started reading because I was drawn to the cover. Several friends on GR have been… Read more »

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Review: The Meaning of Everything by Simon Winchester

Review: The Meaning of Everything by Simon Winchester

For English is a language that simply cannot be fixed, nor can it ever be absolutely laid down. It changes constantly; it grows with an almost exponential joy. It evolves eternally; its words alter their senses and their meanings subtly, slowly, or speedily according to fashion and need. Dictionaries that… Read more »

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